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Definition Edit

An asymmetric cipher (also called asymmetric encryption system) is an encryption scheme using a pair of keys, one to encrypt and a second to decrypt a message.

Overview Edit

A special class of asymmetric ciphers are public-key ciphers, in which the encrypting key need not be kept secret to ensure a private communication.

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